A free consultation (20 minutes)
To help you in your quest for a good night’s sleep, I start by listening to your story. I want to understand how both parents feel, the challenges that you are facing, and if there are some overwhelming problems that we should take into account. During this consultation, we will also determine whether your child truly has a sleep issue which needs to be addressed now, later, or not at all. Finally, if my support is needed, we will discuss my level of involvement.
If you are a parent-to-be, I can only encourage you to become more familiar with your baby’s sleep. You will be better prepared and prevent the tsunami of fatigue that the vast majority of new parents go through.
A sleep history analysis
By filling in the questionnaire, you have the opportunity to provide essential information about your child’s sleeping habits, routines, temperament, and other factors that may affect his/her sleep. On this basis, I will conduct a thorough analysis and work towards the objectives.
A second consultation (90 minutes)
This conversation is an essential moment during the process. The result of my analysis is outlined to both parents. I will explain why and how certain factors disturb your little one’s sleep. A suggestion regarding optimal solutions will be made in order to achieve your objectives. If we agree on the approach, this will be included in your personalized Sleep Project. If required, the initial Sleep Project draft can be adapted based on your input. This session is also a great opportunity for real-time questions, exchange of ideas and information resulting in immediate feedback.
An in-home consultation is also possible upon request. The price varies according to your location. By welcoming me into your home, you give me the opportunity to become familiar with your environment. This way, you are sure to receive the best proposal for your child to achieve his/her optimal sleep potential.
A custom-made Sleep Project
Your Sleep Project will only be applicable to your family. Believe it or not, there is no one-size-fits-all solution since each person’s goals, lifestyle, and family dynamic are unique.
I adapt each and every Sleep Project to help you to make the best choice about your child’s sleep. You will be given detailed information to understand why your child experiences sleep troubles and how positive sleep-training techniques will improve the current situation.
Your Sleep Project will cover the following topics:
- Key sleep concepts to keep in mind and to put into practice during the whole sleep-training process.
- Analysis of your child’s daily schedule and routines to identify potential factors hindering his sleep (e.g. his medical condition, negative sleep associations, and the sleep environment).
- Solutions to coach your child to self-soothe.
- Easy-to-follow, step-by-step plan to assist your child at naptime and bedtime while limiting the crying episodes.
- A sample schedule adapted to your child’s age
- Additional information upon request (e.g. how to stop night feedings or how to make two kids sleep peacefully in one room).
A sleep log analysis
Keeping a sleep log is a great way to determine the average amount of hours your baby sleeps in a 24 hours’ window. Where does she/he prefer to sleep or what are their physical signs of fatigue? Thanks to your notes, we can find out what happens at bedtime and during the night and how your baby reacts while sleep-deprived. Keeping a written record instead of relying on vague memories blurred by fatigue, it makes easier to define your child’s natural rhythm. A sleep log should be kept for at least 15 days in order to clearly identify the pattern.